[Ebook] ➪ Born Fighting How the Scots Irish Shaped America ➩ James Webb – Thomashillier.co.uk In his first work of nonfiction bestselling novelist James Webb tells the epic story of the Scots Irish a people whose lives and worldview were dictated by resistance conflict and struggle and who in In his first work of nonfiction bestselling How the PDF/EPUB À novelist James Webb tells the epic story of the Scots Irish a people whose lives and worldview were dictated by resistance conflict and struggle and who in turn profoundly influenced Born Fighting PDF/EPUB or the social political and cultural landscape of America from its beginnings through the present dayMore than million Americans today can trace their lineage to the Scots whose bloodline was stained by centuries of continuous warfare along the Fighting How the ePUB ´ border between England and Scotland and later in the bitter settlements of England’s Ulster Plantation in Northern Ireland Between and Scots Irish migrated to America in the eighteenth century traveling in groups of families and bringing with Fighting How the Scots Irish Kindle - them not only long experience as rebels and outcasts but also unparalleled skills as frontiersmen and guerrilla fighters Their cultural identity reflected acute individualism dislike of aristocracy and a military tradition and over time the Scots Irish defined the attitudes and values of the military of working class America and even of the peculiarly populist form of American democracy itself Born Fighting is the first book to chronicle the full journey of this remarkable cultural group and the profound but unrecognized role it has played in the shaping of America Written with the storytelling verve that has earned his works such acclaim as “captivating unforgettable” the Wall Street Journal on Lost Soliders Scots Irishman James Webb Vietnam combat veteran and former Naval Secretary traces the history of his people beginning nearly two thousand years ago at Hadrian’s Wall when the Fighting How the Scots Irish Kindle - nation of Scotland was formed north of the Wall through armed conflict in contrast to England’s formation to the south through commerce and trade Webb recounts the Scots’ odyssey—their clashes with the English in Scotland and then in Ulster their retreat from one war ravaged land to another Through engrossing chronicles of the challenges the Scots Irish faced Webb vividly portrays how they developed the ualities that helped settle the American frontier and define the American character Born Fighting shows that the Scots Irish were percent of the Revolutionary War army; they included the pioneers Daniel Boone Lewis and Clark Davy Crockett and Sam Houston; they were the writers Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain; and they have given America numerous great military leaders including Stonewall Jackson Ulysses S Grant Audie Murphy and George S Patton as well as most of the soldiers of the Confederacy only percent of whom owned slaves and who fought against what they viewed as an invading army It illustrates how the Scots Irish redefined American politics creating the populist movement and giving the country a dozen presidents including Andrew Jackson Teddy Roosevelt Woodrow Wilson Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton And it explores how the Scots Irish culture of isolation hard luck stubbornness and mistrust of the nation’s elite formed and still dominates blue collar America the military services the Bible Belt and country music Both a distinguished work of cultural history and a human drama that speaks straight to the heart of contemporary America Born Fighting reintroduces America to its most powerful patriotic and individualistic cultural group—one too often ignored or taken for granted.
- 384 pages
- Born Fighting How the Scots Irish Shaped America
- James Webb
- 15 June 2016 James Webb